Getting healthy is not possible if you are mostly inactive and eat, drink and smoke what you want, when you want. That was my lifestyle for decades. I finally quit smoking cigarettes and eliminated many unhealthy foods from my diet. However, now I am faced with the equally frustrating WHAT’S NEXT chapter in my life’s how-to-be-healthy manual.
I have walked more miles in the last three weeks than I have walked during the past six months, but that’s not enough to make a healthy difference. It is easier to stay at home and work on the computer than to drive somewhere to walk somewhere. Unfortunately, my window of opportunity to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors is quickly fading as the hot desert summer approaches.
I own a small fitness-machine which would be effective in strengthening my muscles and re-shaping my neglected body into something that resembles a human male, but that would require “actually” lifting the weights and finding a new storage place for the clothing that has accumulated on the home-gym like a paper mache project.
I also own a stylish dust-covered bicycle that would be effective in enhancing my exercise routine by firming up my butt and legs, but that would include riding it on dangerous city streets while maneuvering around speeding vehicles and slow-moving pedestrians. Not a good solution for someone who has traffic anxiety!
As I sit here, nearly motionless, writing a blog post about becoming more physically active, it occurred to me that finding motivation to get off my ass and start exercising, is slim at best. However, in an attempt to justify my laziness, I can confidently attribute tapping on the keyboard to finger aerobics.
Whew, my hands need a nap now.